Originally Posted by cboucher
Was the BIOS ever reflashed on this one?
Yes, that was one of the things we noticed, the BIOS was from 2000, and that BIOS didn't have 48-bit IDE support, so we reflashed it with the latest BIOS.
Originally Posted by hemp
What are the computers specs?
Sorry the system was scrapped, but I do remember that originally it had:
Intel (Socket 478 I believe) 1600MHz CPU (which we changed to a 2GHz CPU after we flashed the BIOS with an update).
512MB DDR PC2100 (slow yes, but the motherboard manual recommends it).
The hard drive was originally a Maxtor 40GB HD with UltraDMA/133. (Yes we used an 80 wire cable and it was the only drive set to master on the cable). We later replaced this drive even though it tested okay using Maxtor's tools (both short and long tests) just to see if the mfg test failed to detect something.
We're talking about the PC loading so slow that a Pentium III 600MHz with 256MB of RAM could have beat it loading Windows XP... it was dreadfully slow. It was just bizarre....